Decision details

Purchase of land at Clubhurn Lane, Surfleet.

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Assets & Strategic Planning

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To publish a Portfolio Holder decision to acquire the land subject to this report.


To purchase the freehold of the land at Clubhurn Lane, Surfleet, as edged red at Figure 1 within this report, for £10,000 with title absolute. 

Reasons for the decision:

Acquisition will significantly enhance access and egress opportunity to the Council’s existing Belnie Meadows asset as well as much better protecting the Council’s existing land from the risk of anti-social behaviour and fly tipping. It will enable wider biodiversity development of the main site where the ambition is to initiate the wider project of woodland and country park.

Alternative options considered:

Not to purchase the land – this would not seize this windfall opportunity to secure enhanced access and egress to the Council’s asset would leave the Council’s existing land holding more vulnerable to fly tipping and other ASB – Not Recommended.


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Wards Affected: Pinchbeck and Surfleet;

Conflict of Interest: None

Dispensation Granted: None

Contact: Natasha Dawson, Estates Officer Email:

Publication date: 20/11/2023

Date of decision: 20/11/2023

Effective from: 28/11/2023

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